Coronavirus India Updates: India To Lift Night Curfew Outside Containment Zones, Reopen Gyms From Aug. 5 In Unlock 3.0
India Issues Guidelines For Unlock 3.0
India has issued further guidelines for a phased reopening of the economy that are aimed at opening up more activities outside containment zones.
Restrictions on the movement of individuals outside containment areas during night have been removed, according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, lockdown will continue to be strictly implemented in containment zones till Aug. 31.
- Gyms and yoga institutes will be allowed to open from Aug. 5. Separate guidelines and standard operating procedures will be issued for the same.
- International air travel will be permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission.
What’s not allowed
- Metro rail.
- Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums and assembly halls.
- Social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural or religious functions.
- Schools, colleges and educational institutes shall remain closed till Aug. 31, 2020.
States and union territories, based on their assessment, can choose to prohibit certain of the allowed activities.
Covid-19 In Raj Bhavan: TN Governor Isolates Himself For A Week
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit isolated himself for a week based on doctor's advise, as three more people in the Raj Bhavan here have tested positive for Covid-19. However, the Governor is "fit and healthy," a Raj Bhavan communique said on Wednesday and indicated the move on isolation was a precautionary exercise.
"As a precautionary measure to last week Covid-19 cases, thirty eight persons of Raj Bhavan, Chennai, were tested for Covid-19. Out of them, thirty five persons are found to be negative and only three persons tested positive," it said. "Three members who tested positive have been shifted to hospital by the Health Department and undergoing treatment," the release explained.
On Tuesday, Raj Bhavan Medical Officer carried out regular health checkup of the Governor and found him "fit and healthy." "However, the doctor has advised him seven days isolation," the communique further said. Following this, the Governor has kept himself in isolation and the Raj Bhavan is closely monitoring the situation, it said.
Earlier, 84 security and fire services personnel deployed in Raj Bhavan had tested positive on July 23, but the Governor's office had then said none of them came into contact with Purohit or senior officials.
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Mahya Pradesh Minister Tulsi Silawat, His Wife Test Covid-19 Positive
Madhya Pradesh Water Resources Minister Tulsi Silawat and his wife have tested coronavirus positive.
The information was shared by the minister himself on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
In the tweet, he appealed to those who had come in his contact to get themselves tested. Senior BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia wished the couple a speedy recovery.
State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had last week tested COVID-19 positive. He chaired the first virtual cabinet meeting from hospital on Tuesday and said that if the infection is detected early, then it is not incurable.
A couple of days before Chouhan, state Co-operatives Minister Arvind Singh Bhadoria was also found infected with coronavirus.